Crawl Space Encapsulation
Crawl space encapsulation is the sealing of the complete crawl space from the floor to side walls (and even the ceiling sometimes). This process is done to prevent excess moisture and water vapors from entering and damaging the crawl space. Excess moisture and water vapors can cause mold and mildew to build inside the crawl space and pollute the air system inside your house. The crawl space can affect 50% of the air of your house, and once the air is mixed with mold or mildew, it can cause severe health problems. Not to mention other issues like pest problems.
Yoder Home Services provides the best encapsulation crawl space services suitable to your home. We use the best quality products and equipment to encapsulate your crawl space according to its needs. If you live near Elkhart, then be sure to give us a call.
Crawl space encapsulation requires certain equipment like a lining or multi-layer vapor barrier and a dehumidifier are some basic products needed to encapsulate a crawl space. If a homeowner decides to encapsulate a crawl by themselves, it would cost around $3,000-$5,000 depending on the size and the condition of the crawl space, but if you decide to get it encapsulated by a professional, which is a better choice, it’d cost from $8,000-$15,000.
If your house comes with a crawl space its best to encapsulate it as soon as possible. The reason is that encapsulating the crawl space can prevent you from many dangers of it remaining unencapsulated. Mold can grow inside the crawl space and mildew as well which can make your house air really unpleasant and harmful. Insect problems can occur, and termites can infest in the crawl space. There can be a water vapor problem too. So, encapsulate your crawlspace from us with the best services out there.
You can encapsulate your own crawl space in your house with the help of these products; vapor barrier and seal tape. First, you’d have to clean out all your crawl space and take out any extra materials from it. Then you have to cover all the floor area with a vapor barrier and seal it properly with a seal tape. If you wish to cover your crawl space completely, then you’d have to cover the walls and ceiling as well. Although, it would be easier and better to get it done professionally by an encapsulating company like ours.
An encapsulated crawl space is better insulated. Insulating an encapsulated crawl space makes your home more energy efficient. The Department of Energy recommends that you should have a properly insulated encapsulated crawl space. There are many ways and many kinds of insulations available depending upon your environment that you live in.